2. See answer to No. 1.
3. Although no routes have been established, tenders were called for a proposed route from St. Fabien, County Rimouski, and contract was awarded on January 27, 1915, at the rate of $700 per annum; but as the necessary fifty per cent of the eligible residents failed to subscribe for boxes, the route could not be put into operation. Tenders were also called for in February, 1914, for a proposed route from New Richmond Station No. 1, County Bonaventure, but were excessive.
4. Yes. In the case of St. Fabien proposed route, fifty per cent of the eligible residents have not yet remitted payment for their boxes as above mentioned, and until they do the regulations prohibit the inauguration of the service. In the case of the New Richmond Station proposed route, all offers for the performance of this service have been too high,-and until a reasonable offer is received the Department will not establish the service.
Subtopic: QUEBEC RURAL MAIL SERVICE.